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Beauty Tips: Find Your Color Palette

Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

How High is Your Physical Intelligence?

Fascinating piece on physical intelligence by Dr. Damon Ashworth at Damon Ashworth Psychology.

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Physical intelligence is concerned with how different elements of our environment interact with our senses to influence or distort our perceptions, judgments, and emotions, which then influence our behaviours.

In her excellent book ‘Sensation’, Thalma Lobel has neatly summarized all of the important findings that have accumulated so far in the emerging field of physical intelligence, or ’embodied cognition’.

Like emotional intelligence, physical intelligence appears to be something that can be developed and improved over time. It firstly requires an understanding of the biases inherent in the interaction between our sensory-motor experiences and the physical environment. It then requires an excellent present moment awareness of these biases so that our judgment and actions are adaptive rather than reactive.

Let’s have a look at how high your physical intelligence is and quick ways that you could improve it:

1. Temperature

Q: Should you offer someone a warm or a cold drink…

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Genetics: A Brief Glance

I've written oodles about my own personal genetic profile - and some of the ways genetics factor into my health - but not so much about the inner workings and terminology of genetics. Well, today, I'm going to do just that. We'll take a brief look at some of the terminology used to reference and …

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Adrenal Fatigue

What is it? Do YOU have it?

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The Struggles of an INTP Girl

Years ago, I got the Myers-Briggs result "INFJ" on a free personality test. I have retaken such tests throughout the years - through various sites - and have watched myself gradually "change" from INFJ to INFP to INTP. This transition parallels my journey over the years toward becoming more comfortable and familiar with my true …

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Torn

This is something I wrote last year (with slight modifications), in an effort to express myself and sort through my thoughts.

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Toxic People

Let me preface by saying that you can't possibly avoid - 24/7 - everyone who makes you uncomfortable. But you can limit contact with some of them, and you definitely should, if at all possible, limit contact with the toxic (rather than simply annoying) people in your life. While some might argue that it is a …

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Beauty Tips: Makeup for Your Work Photo

I speak from my own pain. 😭 Early last year, I was just beginning my journey at a new workplace. On orientation day, my HR coworker took photos of me and the other new hire. Aesthetically, I was anything but prepared for this photo. It was bad enough that I tend to feel tired during the …

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Rouge To Ruin: Facial Redness Causes

Very informative piece by Christy B on When Women Inspire on skin redness and possible underlying health conditions.

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Woman with facial redness She hides her face, ashamed of its redness. Photo by Kukuh Himawan Samudro on Unsplash.

For most people, a red face is a sign of one thing and one thing only: embarrassment.

That’s a fair assessment. Embarrassment does indeed cause a flushed appearance to the skin, often a pattern of redness right across the cheekbones. It’s a recognizable reality that most of us are familiar with, but it tends to fade within a few minutes.

So push further into your mind; what else does a red face signify? Exertion is probably the next most common answer – and, again, it’s impossible to disagree. If you’ve been exercising up a storm, then your face will show the effort by flushing red. However, as with embarrassment, the redness is temporary.

However, for certain women, facial redness isn’t caused by embarrassment, exercise, alcohol, or the other most commonly suggested issues. Instead, redness is…

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NEVER Do This at Night!

Don't be like me.